Google Fiber is making progress with its plans to deliver FTTH services to San Antonio residents, beginning network construction in the city.
Google Fiber will begin offering a symmetrical 25 Mbps broadband service option to low income neighborhood residents in Kansas City, Mo., one of its first FTTH markets.
Openreach, the wholesale arm of BT that runs the telco's last mile network, confirmed this week that its fiber network has passed 25 million homes in the UK. About 4 million of the 25 million premises have been reached as a result of the government's Broadband Delivery UK program.
AT&T has begun testing G.fast technology in its labs and now is looking at how it could be used to bring up to 300 Mbps to multi-dwelling units (MDUs) by leveraging a building's existing wire versus installing fiber to individual premises.
AT&T is lighting up its 1 Gbps FTTH service in the Los Angeles metro area, creating a new competitive threat to Time Warner Cable as the cable operator gets ready to be swallowed up by new parent Charter Communications.
Telus is investing $260 million to bring fiber thousands of homes and businesses in a mix of rural and urban communities in Quebec as part of a broader $1.53 billion program to improve network infrastructure and services across the province.
Cincinnati Bell may be planning to wind down capital spending on its fiber build starting in 2017, but in the meantime the provider has built an aggressive foundation from which it can deliver a series of high-speed services in Cincinnati to residential and business customers.
AT&T and CenturyLink are finding that while their FTTH rollouts enable them to offer up to 1 Gbps speeds to consumers, their builds can be a weapon to more effectively battle cable on the small to medium business (SMB) front.
AT&T will begin offering its 1 Gbps GigaPower service in three Nashville-area cities, setting a further challenge to local cable incumbent Comcast and up-and-coming provider Google Fiber.
As CenturyLink continues to expand the availability of higher speed copper and 1 Gbps GPON service, it is considering whether implementing metered usage plans could boost its broadband revenue base.